Thanks to everyone who made it to the tutor training workshop this last week! What a great time learning and growing with you!
Mr. Reid Introduces Kernel…the corn snake to the Innocademy Las Huellas older friends. They are learning about Kernel so they can care for their own, newly adopted, corn snake; Senor Slitherin.
Mark Your Calendars, Please! NEW items in BOLD=)
- September 21st – “Parent Tools Workshop” @ 2pm onsite or 4pm virtually.
- October 4th – State of Michigan Count Day – Look for details, soon!
- October 9th – 12th – Book Fair Week!
- October 13-22 – iCademy Break Week – No School
- October 23 – School Resumes
- December 8th & 9th – Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
- June 10th – 16th – Middle School East Coast Trip with Innocademy
NEW Info For This Week!
“Parent Tools Workshop” – 6th – 12th Grade Families
Please use this link if you choose to login for the virtual meeting at 4pm: https://ww3.livelesson.com/msvirtualoffice/
If you are feeling good about the ability of you and your student to navigate the tools and are finding great success, so far, please don’t feel as though you need to attend!
If you are unable to attend either the on site or virtual sessions, please don’t despair. We will be recording the virtual session to send out to all of our families.
Weather Delays/Closed Campus
When Mother Nature decides to make travel to campus dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay on site options for that day. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, our campus will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. GREAT news, though! Since we are an online school, students can continue their learning at home for any days where we experience a delay or closing of campus. All due dates are still in effect. If campus is closed, we will notify you by the following methods:
- Email to parents
- Facebook post
- WZZM 13
- iCademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “icademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the event of a 2 hour delay, campus will be open at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices.
Onsite Lunch Choice for September 28th
The only options available on September 28th are a bag lunch or Cocoa Puffs breakfast bag.
OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)
Have You Accessed Your Parent/Observer Account?
Each parent/guardian should have a parent/observer account associated with your student. If you do not have one, please email Deedee at email@example.com so that she can set one up for you. If you aren’t sure, simply go to this link: https://icademy.ems.connexus.com/ and enter your firstname.lastname as the username and password will be #iCademy17.
Why Do You Need A Parent/Observer Account?
This is the primary way that your child’s teacher will communicate with you and makes it easy for you to connect with them on questions. It’s also the place you will look for general communications from your grade teams. This account also helps you clearly see what your student needs to do and has already completed. If you have questions, please contact your child’s mentor or teacher.
September Lunch Menu
Amazon Smile – Help iCademy While You Shop! =)
Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.
Virtual Office Links!
Middle School Virtual Office Information:
UserName: MSvirtualoffice Password: #iCademy09
High School Virtual Office Information:
UserName: HSvirtualoffice Password: #iCademy09
Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications.
Each year iCademy Global receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. Seems funny for an online school, I know, but it’s the truth! This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us.
We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!!
We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form. Every little bit helps our schools! Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).
You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate if/when your students are ever on campus.
Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.
Setting Up Your Home Learning Space?
We know that one of the things that helps students find success at iCademy is to have a designated learning space at home. Their bed may be a comfy spot to hang out, but probably not the most ideal place to do their best learning. =) Ms. Mel has been putting together a Pinterest board with some ideas about how to set up a learning space for all ages. You can find the board, here: http://pin.it/cyPn3HU
Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!
To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID. Please email Leisa at firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.
There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!
Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at email@example.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.
School Calendar for 2017-2018
Live Lesson Schedule
Reminder that live lessons happen each Monday and Wednesday of the school year, beginning August 7th!
Having Tech Troubles?
If you are having issues with your computer and need technical assistance, Mr. Kevin, our offsite tech team lead, has said the smoothest way to get solutions in place would be to call 616-502-2572 or 866-629-8005. firstname.lastname@example.org